Denys Cowan art that UPS lost may be at largehttp://ift.tt/1drncvK

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…or “lost” as the case may be. Last weekend there was a gala art show celebrating the history of Milestone Comics. TO get ready for it, Michael Davis shipped a bunch of Denys Cowan original art to the Steve Geppi Entertainment Museum via UPS. The Scoop blog has the details. Although the package was VERY securely wrapped, when it arrived, all but one piece of art had been removed, which UPOS blamed on “poor packaging.”

Only an 11” x 17” pen and Ink Wolverine #125 interior page by Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz was still in the package, and even it was partially sticking out.

Missing were covers and pages and concept pieces, impossible to replace items ranging from character turnarounds for Static, Rocket and Hardware to covers and interior pages from Hardware to pieces featuring Batman, Steel and more.

According to Davis, UPS has offered no explanation as to why the shipment sat in Louisville for two extra days, but they have suggested that poor packaging was to blame for the missing pages.

“So, the packing tape (used by professional movers, among others, to keep boxes sealed, hence the namepacking tape) somehow came loose, every layer simply came apart, the plastic-sealed art then fell out, the plastic opened 28 pieces of art with it, but one somehow crawled back in the box and was able to make the trip from Kentucky to Baltimore?” Davis posted in a column on ComicMix.com.

“While UPS might not realize what they’re dealing with, the comic book and original art communities clearly do. We’ve already seen the story in Michael’s column picked up by Robot 6, Comics Alliance, The Nerds of Color, and it’s been popping up all over Facebook,” said Steve Geppi, founder of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

Since it appears the package was opened in transit it’s very possible that the following art is out there and could possibly be offered for sale — there are imaged of the page sin question at the link above, and anyone with any knowledge of the art is asked to contact Melissa Bowersox, President of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, by phone at (410) 458-4290 or by email at [email protected]

Batman Ultimate Evil #1 Cover
Denys Cowan & Kent Williams
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Fight For Tomorrow #1 Page 6
Denys Cowan & Kent Williams
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Flags of Our Fathers #1
Denys Cowan & Klaus Janson
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Hardware #2 Page 7
Denys Cowan & Jimmy Palmiotti
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Hardware #2 Page 9
Denys Cowan & Jimmy Palmiotti
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Hardware #3 Cover
Denys Cowan & Jimmy Palmiotti
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Hardware #3 Page 7
Denys Cowan & Jimmy Palmiotti
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Hardware #5 Page 4
Denys Cowan & Jimmy Palmiotti
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

Steel #35 Page 8
Denys Cowan & Tom Palmer
11” x 17” Pen and Ink

This is a sad, demoralizing story, and the moral of it is: DON’T USE UPS!!!

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